Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Food aversions

Usually, my diet includes a lot of chicken and beef. This week, though, some pretty significant food aversions kicked in. Meat, poultry and fish all sound absolutely revolting to me. On Sunday I made coq au vin in the pressure cooker, and by the time dinner was on the table I thought for sure I was going to vomit. The leftovers are still in the fridge. I can't even bear the thought of opening the container to throw it away. Same with the chili I made last week. Yuck.

Needless to say, this makes paleo pretty difficult (protein is the cornerstone of any proper paleo meal). I'm sure this aversion will pass (at least I hope so), but in the meantime I'm living on scrambled eggs, pumpkin muffins (made with coconut flour and maple syrup rather than wheat flour and refined sugar), dark chocolate, tea with honey and Lara Bars. With the exception of the scrambled eggs, when I am not pregnant these are treats and not a part of my everyday diet. Too much sugar. For now, though, since this is all I can tolerate this is what I'll be eating.


  1. I just started my third month and am having this problem, all I can stand to eat is fruit. I want to eat real food and get full so bad. I miss meat, but as I start to cook for the rest of the family I can quickly tell it is not going to happen. Did it ever get better? I never had this issue in my previous pregnancies that were pre-paleo. Any advise?

  2. It did get better, I think right around the halfway point. Then, it was kinda off and on. My advice would just be too eat what doesn't gross you out, as long as it is healthy. So, if all you want all day is fruit ... eat fruit. Your body and the baby will tell you what they needs.


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